Voyage 7823

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - December 11, 2008 - Departing Ushuaia

There was an incredible sunrise this morning over Beagle Channel in Ushuaia ...


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Day 2 - December 12, 2008 - At Sea Drake Passage

During the day, our onboard educational program started with a lecture by our Ornithologist ...


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Day 3 - December 13, 2008 - At Sea En Route To Antarctic

We had made such good time crossing the Drake Passage that we were going to be able to make a landing at Aitcho Island ...


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Day 4 - December 14, 2008 - Cuverville Island

All were captivated by the antics of the penguins – stealing pebbles from each other’s nests and preparing themselves for the birth of their chicks in the next week or so ...


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Day 5 - December 15, 2008 - Almirante Brown And Cape Renard

We went ashore with half of the guests for their first landing on the Antarctic continent ...


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Day 6 - December 16, 2008 - Vernadsky Station Visit And Zodiac Cruise At Pleneau Island, Antarctica

Beautiful streams of brash ice filled the surrounding bays, inlets and bays, providing meandering trails of open water ...


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Day 7 - December 17, 2008 - Port Lockroy

Cruising slowly throughout the night, we arrived at Port Lockroy ...


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Day 8 - December 18, 2008 - Brown Bluff And Hope Bay

The visibility was incredible and the light was shining strong on Brown Bluff, an impressive rock cliff that stands to over 800 meters ...


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Day 9 - December 19, 2008 - Telefon Bay, Deception Island

This landing was very interesting – the landscape was similar to what we would expect to find on Mars ...


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Day 10 - December 20, 2008 - At Sea, Heading North

During the course of the day we were able to see a few black-browed and grey-headed albatross swooping round Prince Albert II ...


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Day 11 - December 21, 2008 - Drake Passage And Beagle Channel

By lunchtime we were only 40 miles from Cape Horn, heading for the Beagle Channel ...


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